Legacy Five

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Legacy Five
GenresSouthern gospel, Christian
Years active2000–present
Members
  • Scott Fowler
  • Matt Fouch
  • Garrett Anderson
  • Bryan Walker
  • Lee Black
Past members
  • Josh Cobb
  • Tony Jarman
  • Roger Bennett
  • Frank Seamans
  • Tim Parton
  • Glenn Dustin
  • Gus Gaches
  • Trey Ivey
  • Scott Howard
  • Josh Feemster
  • Josh Townsend
Websitewww.legacyfive.com

Legacy Five is a Southern gospel quartet founded by former Cathedral Quartet members Roger Bennett and Scott Fowler in 2000, after the owners of the Cathedral Quartet, Glen Payne and George Younce, decided to retire in 1999.[1][2]

History[edit]

Legacy Five's very first lineup consisted of tenor Josh Cobb, lead Scott Fowler, baritone Scott Howard, bass Glenn Dustin, and pianist Roger Bennett, who supplied a fifth vocal part in some songs.

The group enjoyed great success with their first album release, Strong In The Strength. The group's first Top 10 hit, "I Stand Redeemed", featured young tenor Josh Cobb. He won the Horizon Individual Award at the 2000 National Quartet Convention,[3][4] and resigned from the group two days later,[5] saying he felt he wasn't really part of the group. Cobb was replaced by Tony Jarman, who stayed with the group until 2004.[6][7]

Frank Seamans, who sang with Scott Fowler in the 1990s in a group called The Sound,[8] replaced Tony and stayed with the group from 2004 to 2009.[9] In 2005, he won the Horizon Individual Award.[1]

Tim Parton, a pianist who produced a number of the group's albums, joined the group on the road in October 2006 as a substitute for the ill Bennett. Following Bennett's death on March 17, 2007,[10] from complications related to leukemia, Parton's "interim" tag was removed, as the group officially named him the regular pianist.[11][12]

In September 2009, Frank Seamans announced his departure from Legacy Five due to his son's health issues. In October, his replacement, Gus Gaches, who previously sang with The LeFevre Quartet, was announced.[13][12]

In 2011, pianist Tim Parton left, and was replaced by Trey Ivey.[14]

On July 12, 2012, bass singer Glenn Dustin resigned,[15] and was replaced by Matt Fouch from Soul'd Out Quartet.[12]

In November 2015, Gus Gaches announced his departure due to several allergies and vocal fatigue.[16] On October 8, Josh Feemster, formerly of Mercy's Mark, was named the new tenor for Legacy Five and started singing in December 2015.

On April 21, 2017, pianist Trey Ivey announced his departure from Legacy Five to spend more time with his family and focus on his studio.[17][18] On June 17, 2017, Josh Townsend, from the Lefevre Quartet, announced on his personal Facebook profile he had been chosen to be Ivey's replacement.[19]

On March 11, 2019, tenor Josh Feemster announced his resignation to work from home.[20] Two weeks later, on March 25, baritone Scott Howard also announced his resignation to work at Danley Sound Labs, assisting and developing clients with audio needs.[21] On April 22, 2019, it was announced that Bryan Walker, former member of the Perrys, would be taking over the baritone position. Also, songwriter Lee Black would join the group as the tenor singer.[22][23][24]

On May 24, 2021, Josh Townsend announced he would leave his position as the group's piano player to focus on producing his own music.[25] His replacement, Garrett Anderson, was announced on Legacy Five's Facebook page on August 2.[26][27]

Performances[edit]

They have performed with the Gaither Homecoming Friends as well as being a regular feature at the National Quartet Convention.

They have been nominated over 70 Singing News Fan Awards,[28][29][30] including Best Traditional Male Quartet in 2004,[10] and have won or been nominated for an award nearly every year. At the 2004 Fan Awards, the group won in the categories of Traditional Quartet, Baritone, Bass and Pianist. At the 2005 Fan Awards, Frank Seamans won the Horizon Individual Award. At the 2007 Fan Awards, Roger Bennett was posthumously awarded Favorite Musician Award. He had won it 15 times in a row, and is the holder of the record for most consecutive such awards to date. Glenn Dustin also won Favorite Bass, and the group's Live In Music City album won Album of the Year. At the 2008 Fan Awards, the group won the Best Traditional Male Quartet Award one more time. At the 2010 Fan Awards, the Jubilee! project, by Legacy Five, Greater Vision and The Booth Brothers, won the Album of the Year Award.[1] The group has also been nominated for a few GMA Dove Awards,[31] and their Pure Love project was awarded Southern Gospel Album of the Year on the 2020 Dove Awards.[32][33]

One of their best-known songs, "Heroes of the Faith", was composed by Roger Bennett in honor of Glen Payne.[34] "Hello After Goodbye", from their God's Been Good project, was recorded in honor of Roger Bennett.

Members[edit]

Line-ups[edit]

2000 2000–2004 2004–2006
  • Josh Cobb – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Roger Bennett – piano, vocals
  • Tony Jarman – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Roger Bennett – piano, vocals
  • Frank Seamans – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Roger Bennett – piano, vocals
2006–2009 2009–2011 2011–2012
  • Frank Seamans – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Tim Parton – piano, vocals
  • Gus Gaches – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Tim Parton – piano, vocals
  • Gus Gaches – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Trey Ivey – piano, vocals
2012–2015 2015–2017 2017–2019
  • Gus Gaches – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Matt Fouch – bass
  • Trey Ivey – piano, vocals
  • Josh Feemster – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Matt Fouch – bass
  • Trey Ivey – piano, vocals
  • Josh Feemster – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Scott Howard – baritone
  • Matt Fouch – bass
  • Josh Townsend – piano, vocals
2019–2021 2021–present
  • Lee Black – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Bryan Walker – baritone
  • Matt Fouch – bass
  • Josh Townsend – piano, vocals
  • Lee Black – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Bryan Walker – baritone
  • Matt Fouch – bass
  • Garrett Anderson – piano, vocals

Timeline[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Piano
    • Roger Bennett (2000-2007)
    • Tim Parton (2007-2011)
    • Trey Ivey (2011-2017)
    • Josh Townsend (2017-2021)
    • Garrett Anderson (2021–present)
  • Bass guitar
    • Scott Fowler (2000-2005)
    • Jordan Bennett (2005-2007)

Cathedrals Family Reunion members line-ups[edit]

2009

(under the name "Cathedrals Remember The Music")

2010 2012
  • Danny Funderburk – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Mark Trammell – baritone, bass guitar
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Tim Parton – piano
  • Gerald Wolfe – piano, vocals
  • Chris Allman – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Mark Trammell – baritone, bass guitar
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Gerald Wolfe – piano
  • Ernie Haase – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Mark Trammell – baritone, bass guitar
  • Glenn Dustin – bass
  • Gerald Wolfe – piano, vocals
2013–2014

(under the name "Cathedrals Family Reunion")

  • Danny Funderburk – tenor
  • Ernie Haase – tenor
  • Scott Fowler – lead
  • Mark Trammell – baritone, bass guitar
  • Pat Barker – bass
  • Matt Fouch – bass
  • Paul Harkley – bass
  • Trey Ivey – piano
  • Gerald Wolfe – piano, vocals

Discography[edit]

Year Album Components Comments
2000 Strong in the Strength
  • Josh Cobb
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Glenn Dustin
  • Roger Bennett
Strong in the Strength Live Also released on VHS and DVD.
Songs We Used to Sing Compilation of The Cathedrals' most famous songs recorded by Legacy Five.
2001 Heritage Vol. I
  • Tony Jarman
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Glenn Dustin
  • Roger Bennett
First album with Tony Jarman as tenor.
Heroes of the Faith
2002 Heritage Vol. II Also released on VHS and DVD.
2003 London Legacy Five's first #1 charting song, "I Found Grace", was included on this album.
Live at the Palace Recorded with Greater Vision; also released on VHS and DVD.
2004 Heritage Vol. III Tony Jarman left Legacy Five shortly after his version of this album was released. Because of that, the group recorded it one more time with Frank Seamans as tenor.
  • Frank Seamans
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Glenn Dustin
  • Roger Bennett
Monuments This is considered Seamans' first album with Legacy Five, as it had not been recorded with another tenor before.
A Capella
Live at NQC 2004 Recorded live at the 2004 National Quartet Convention, featuring songs recorded in their projects Monuments and A Capella; also released on VHS and DVD.
2005 A Little Taste of Heaven Songs from this album were also featured on the group's 2007 release, 2006 Celebration: Friday Night Favorites!
2006 Live in Music City Recorded live at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, on Memorial Day 2006. It was awarded Singing News Fan Awards for Album of the Year in 2007. Also released on DVD.
2007 2006 Celebration: Friday Night Favorites! Recorded live at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, on Memorial Day 2006. It was Roger Bennett's last album with Legacy Five, as he died shortly after its release. The project was also released on DVD.
Know So Salvation
  • Frank Seamans
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Glenn Dustin
  • Tim Parton
Roger Bennett started the development of this album, but died before it was finished. It is, therefore, Tim Parton's first album with Legacy Five. It includes a new version of the song "I Stand Redeemed", which was originally recorded featuring Josh Cobb in 2000, now featuring Seamans.
A Little Christmas Legacy Five's first Christmas album; also released on DVD in 2010, with Gus Gaches as tenor.
2008 A Tribute to Roger Compilation of songs sung by Roger Bennett.
God's Been Good
God's Been Good Live Recorded live at the 2008 National Quartet Convention; also released on DVD.
2009 Decade: a Celebration of Our First Ten Years! Compilation of Legacy Five's greatest successes, such as "Strong in The Strength", "I Found Grace", "Out of my Darkness" and others. The album consisted of two discs: the first included the original recordings of the songs mentioned; the second had new arrangements of those songs.
Jubilee! Recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision; also released on DVD.
Live at Oak Tree Also released on DVD.
Just Stand Frank Seamans left Legacy Five shortly after his version of this album was released, in 2009. Because of that, the group recorded it one more time with Gus Gaches as tenor in 2010.
2010
  • Gus Gaches
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Glenn Dustin
  • Tim Parton
Give the World a Smile Compilation of The Cathedrals' most famous songs recorded by Legacy Five. It is considered Gaches' first album with Legacy Five, as it had not been recorded with another tenor before.
Jubilee! 2 Recorded with The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and The Mark Trammell Quartet; also released on DVD.
2011 A Wonderful Life
  • Gus Gaches
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Glenn Dustin
  • Trey Ivey
Trey Ivey's first album with Legacy Five.
2012 Jubilee! 3 Recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision; also released on DVD.
Count Your Blessings
  • Gus Gaches
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Matt Fouch
  • Trey Ivey
Matt Fouch's first album with Legacy Five.
Jubilee! Christmas Recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision; also released on DVD.
2013 On Tour Recorded live during concerts in five different cities.
Jubilee! Christmas - A Capella Recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision; also released on DVD.
Louisville Live Recorded live at the 2013 National Quartet Convention; also released on DVD.
2014 Great Day Legacy Five's #1 charting song "Christ is Still the King" was included on this album.
2015 Talkin' About Heaven Gus Gaches left Legacy Five shortly after his version of this album was released. Because of that, the group recorded it one more time with Josh Feemster as tenor.
  • Josh Feemster
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Matt Fouch
  • Trey Ivey
Jubilee! Christmas Again Recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision; also released on DVD.
2016 Live at Daywind Studios Also released on DVD. It is considered Feemster's first album with Legacy Five, as it had not been recorded with another tenor before.
In The Hands of a Carpenter
Messiah Legacy Five's second Christmas album.
2017 Faith & Freedom
  • Josh Feemster
  • Scott Fowler
  • Scott Howard
  • Matt Fouch
  • Josh Townsend
Josh Townsend's first album with Legacy Five. It includes a new version of the song "God's Been Good", which was originally recorded featuring Tim Parton in 2008, now featuring Townsend.
2019 Pure Love
  • Lee Black
  • Scott Fowler
  • Bryan Walker
  • Matt Fouch
  • Josh Townsend
Lee Black's and Bryan Walker's first album with Legacy Five, released on August 23, 2019. It includes #1 charting songs "What Kind of Man" and "What a Day".
2020 Songs from the Pen of Lee Black & Friends Features songs written by tenor Lee Black, previously recorded by other groups, with new arrangements.
2021 Something New
  • Lee Black
  • Scott Fowler
  • Bryan Walker
  • Matt Fouch
  • Garrett Anderson
Garrett Anderson's first album with Legacy Five, released on October 8, 2021.

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Charting songs (Top 80 Southern Gospel)[edit]

#1 charting songs are shown in bold.

Year Month Song Position Album
2000 September "I Stand Redeemed" 6 Strong in the Strength
2001 January–February "Strong in the Strength" 26
October "We Are Home" 38
2002 March–April "Heroes of the Faith" 9 Heroes of the Faith
October "Freedom" 14
2003 April "Somebody Sing" 8
September "I Found Grace" 1 London
2004 May "He Forgets" 18
December "It's Good to Know" 16
2005 May "Monuments" 17 Monuments
October "Not That You Died" 21
2006 June "Out of my Darkness" 10
December "Roll Away" 45
2007 May–June "Strike Up the Band" 4 Live in Music City
2008 January "I've Been Changed" 5
July "Know So Salvation" 9 Know So Salvation
2009 January "Hello After Goodbye" 10 God's Been Good
August "In a Million Years" 8
2010 May "When They Found Nothing" 32 Just Stand
October "My Soul is Firmly Anchored" 9
2011 May "Just Stand" 23
October "We Shall See Jesus" 10 Give the World a Smile
2012 April "Ask Me Why" 11 A Wonderful Life
December "I'm Still Amazed" 5
2013 May "There's Only One Well" 12
2014 January "Living in the Palace" 10
August "He Is to Me" 9 Great Day
2015 March "Christ Is Still The King" 1
October "Who Is This Man" 12
2016 April "That's a Hallelujah" 5
2017 May "Still" 3 In the Hands of a Carpenter
September "In the Hands of a Carpenter" 26
2018 May "I Trust the Cross" 22
September "Deep in my Heart" 46
2020 January "What Kind of Man" 1 Pure Love
August "I Believe the Book" 5
2021 April "9 Makes Us 1" 59 Single released in 2020
August "What a Day" 1 Pure Love
2022 February "Given, Buried, Risen" 10 Something New
June "Enough for me" 79

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